STOCK & LAND – by Jamie Lee-Oldfield – “… Despite clear indications from producers prior to the drought that high lamb, sheep and wool prices had them wanting to expand their flocks, dry conditions have forced them to destock.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “After 30 years of running The Mountain Dam stud, breeders Tom and Alison Silcock have decided to sell the operation.
The Telangatuk East stud will conduct its final on-property ram sale in early November, where as well as the rams on offer, the entire flock will be on display to prospective buyers.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “From across the other side of the world our head of commonwealth has acknowledged Australia’s 41,000 woolgrowers during the current dry and trying conditions.
His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, has written a letter to all woolgrowers letting them know they are in his thoughts, offering reassurance and support.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Kane Chatfield – “WHAT a difference 12 months can make.
This time last year, the Sutherland’s annual ram sale was up against a pretty ordinary season in the northern agricultural areas.
While they still recorded a solid result given the circumstances, it did impact the clearance and values from 2016.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – ” … Confidence in the wool industry pushed the Merino and Poll Merino portion of the sale to once again achieve a total clearance and a whopping sale average of $2207.
The White Suffolks saw a slight downturn in the sale result in response to the current popularity of wool, with 140 of 150 sold at an average of $1001. “
SHARECHAT – “Cavalier Corp is close to selling its stake in New Zealand’s only wool scourer as part of a plan to reduce debt and free up capital to invest in carpet manufacturing.
The firm owns 27.5 percent of Cavalier Wool Holdings, alongside global giant Lempriere Wool, Accident Compensation Corp and Direct Capital. The scourer, known as CWH, operates plants in Napier and Timaru with a combined capacity of 100 million kilograms annually.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Local, interstate, and even overseas buyers supported the sale of Merino and Poll Merino rams at Rock-Bank’s recent on-property sale.
The Victoria Valley stud offered 51 rams, and sold 46, recording a 90 per cent clearance rate.”
THE STANDARD – by Everard Himmelreich – “A lifetime commitment to Merino wool and the environment has been acknowledged with the choice of Mortlake wool producers Richard and Jenny Weatherly as representative woolgrowers to accept an international eco stewardship award presented to the Woolmark company.”
THE RURAL – by Marty Moses – “ABOUT 10 per cent of the bales on offer at auction were passed in with the Australian Wool Exchange market indicator falling by 27c.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “A successful clearance of 31 from 40 lots, with a top price paid twice of $4250 head and a catalog average of $1500 made Panorama Poll Merino stud principal Frank Byrne, Borung, a happy vendor at his on-property sale on Wednesday.”